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de

Latin adverb and preposition of separation in space, meaning "down from, off, away from," and figuratively "concerning, by reason of, according to;" from PIE demonstrative stem *de- (see to). Also a French preposition in phrases or proper names, from the Latin word.

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Definitions of de from WordNet

de (n.)
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies;
Synonyms: Delaware / Diamond State / First State / Del.
From wordnet.princeton.edu